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Maricopa County Recovery Act Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border of the United States: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity along the Southern Border

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $685,993)

The State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern border of the United States under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is designed to provide resources for hiring, retention, assistance, and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in order to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border of the United States. For the purpose of this solicitation, the term 'criminal narcotics activity' includes all drugs controlled by the Controlled Substance Act 21 USC Section 801.

Under Category I: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity, the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department will use its grant funds to reduce crime through the apprehension of defaulting probationers on probation for drug-related offenses. The award will create five jobs within the Fugitive Apprehension Unit, which is responsible for locating and apprehending defaulting probationers in order to bring them before the Court for commitment to prison or reinstatement to probation. The surveillance officers will serve outstanding probation violation warrants for possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, drug sales and other charges related to illegal drugs. Grant funds will also purchase supplies such as body armor, handguns, Tasers, field radios, and laptops for the surveillance officers.


Date Created: July 28, 2009